Pamela Lynne Theis
January 5, 1958 – January 29, 2022
Pamela Lynne Theis, beloved wife, mother, and friend left this life on January 29, 2022, surrounded by those she loved most. Pam was born on January 5, 1958, in Philadelphia. She grew up in Mt. Laurel, NJ where she met her husband, Bob. She devoted her early adult years to raising her two children, Andrea and Mark. Pam was the author of The Deer’s Cry, a historical fiction novel. She traveled to Ireland on several occasions to compile research for her book. Pam adored dogs. She bred and showed several award-winning Siberian Huskies. Pam and her husband relished time spent on their boat. In 2001, they moved to Virginia’s Northern Neck to live on the water and pursue their love of boating full time. Their favorite activities together included taking “dessert cruises”, going on trips to the Outer Banks, and spending summer evenings relaxing in their pool. In addition to being her “Grammy”, Pam was also like a second mother to her granddaughter, Teanna. She took great joy in their time spent together and in helping to raise her. Pam had immense faith in God and combined her passion for teaching and fellowship through her weekly ladies’ Bible study class. Pam was also an adventurous and accomplished cook and gardener and was able to master any skill she attempted. Most of all she cherished spending time with her family. She was an incredible and loving mom, wife, and friend and continued to put others before herself despite her own illness. She will be dearly missed by the family she leaves behind including her husband of 40 years, Bob; children, Andrea and Mark (Kendell); granddaughter, Teanna; brother, Rich (Linda); nieces, Kyrilee and Kayla; and countless other family and friends. She goes to join her father, Richard, and mother, Evelyn, in eternal peace wrapped in the arms of her Heavenly Father.
Pam was such a beautiful woman with a wonderful family. You all were lucky to have each other to learn from and make ever lasting memories with.
Pam you’ll never really be gone. You will always be in our hearts and on our minds. I’ll never forget growing up with you ,mom and pop. You found your soulmate and had a beautiful family. I will miss you so much. I already do. I love you
I met Pam few years ago at her daughter Andrea’s home on a Christmas day. She was the most wonderful and cheerful person I ever met. It was like I had known her for long time. When Andrea gave the news of her passing I felt a light had just turned out.
My most sincere condolences to Andrea, Teanna, Mr. Theis, and all the family members. May God give all of you comfort in these times of sorrow.
Pam you will be missed. And Andrea you know you’re my girl for as long I’m here. Love you more.
I am without words. Pam was one of my closest friends. Knowing her made me a better person and her loss has left a huge hole where my heart was. She was the Lucy to my Ethel. I met her when I was looking for a puppy, and we just clicked. Thirteen years of an incredible friendship. I will see you on the other side. I love you always.
She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I met her while showing my Great Danes and when my husband wanted a quality Siberian, I knew just where to go. She taught me so much about showing Siberians, who are much different to show than Danes. She helped me finish our boy with 4 majors. We bred our dogs together and she also bred hers to our dog’s sire. It was a great time together. But the most important thing we had in common was our love for Christ and we really clicked on that. She helped me really balance my church life and dog life and I am forever grateful for that. I will miss you so much, Pam, but I am relieved you are in the arms of Jesus now instead of in our fallen bodies here on Earth. I can’t wait to worship forever with you someday up there.
Pam was one of the most genuine people that I ever met. She was an encourager and I learned so much from her. In the few years that I knew her she became one of the most influential people in my life . Her knowledge of the Bible and her love of God were such an inspiration to so many. My sincere sympathy to her family. Like someone else said- it is like a light has gone out.
I am so saddened by Pams passing. We were close friends when she lived around the corner from me in N.J.. We shared our love of dogs, and we spent alot of time in each others home. My prayers go out to her children who grew up with my children. And her supportive husband Bob, who has always encouraged her endeavors. I will miss you my friend. Sincerely Barb Herko
I met Pam in the church nursery 14 years ago, we bonded immediately. We shared a love for our Lord and a love for His Word. Over the last 14 years we spent lots of time on the phone. Pam was a wonderful encourager & helped me in my grieving for my husband and mom. We talked through our Bible studies, we prayed together about our trials and for our families & friends. She was a true sister in Christ. My heart hurts and I will miss her tremendously. But because of our faith and hope in Christ, We will spend eternity together! See you at home Pam! Love you!
Peace has come to Pam’s physical body her memories and sweet smile will be with us for ever rest well and say hello to all those sibes that have crossed the rainbow brudge
I had the pleasure of meeting Pam when I was only a kid. She bought her first husky, Stanzi, from my parents and that started a life long friendship. She would make trips to stay with our family after she moved to Virginia and my dad lovingly referred to her as Pammy. I remember her beautiful red curls, effortlessly smile, and her ability to light up a room. Although I was just a kid, she always made me feel important and always had a general interest in how I was doing. We shared about dogs, family, and life. She truly was a special lady and I will miss our time together watching tv and chatting. Until we meet again my friend. Love you Pam and love to Bob and your family.
I met Pam in 2000 when I joined Garden State Siberian Husky Club. We became fast friends. We attended dog club meetings and dog shows together. In 2008, she brought her Champion Siberian, Grace, up from Virginia and we competed together at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show at Madison Square Garden.
Even though she was in Virginia and I was in New Jersey, we remained close talking on the phone every couple of weeks or so. So when I moved to Utah in 2016, nothing changed. Bob and Pam were planning to visit us in Utah after her treatments were complete, but as Bob put it, God had other plans for her.
My heart is broken, but I know where she is. She is basking in God ‘s glory where there is no suffering or tears. Hopefully she has been greeted by all the Huskies she’s loved and lost.
Pam was my first childhood friend. We shared so many memories throughout our life. You will be missed tremendously. Bob, Andrea and Markie you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
My condolences and prayers to the lady I affectionately referred to as Aunt Pam. My early New Jersey childhood has tons of memories of time spent with you and your family. I pray for healing for all during this difficult time.
My friend , Pam, will be missed by so many. As I told Bob, Pam had a beautiful life, she loved and was loved. Pam and Bob got their first Siberian from us over 30 years ago and our friendship grew. Our love of dogs started our friendship but it became so much more. She visited us often and we always laughed that she would stay in “Pam’s suite,” at our house. Pam will be missed for her love of life, family, friends and her faith. She is with the Lord and he is celebrating a life well lived here on earth. Rest In peace my friend. With Love
Pam, you made each person who met you feel like a best friend. You had a strong influence on all with whom you came in contact. You left this life too early but lived the life you were given more fully than most.
Our loss is heaven’s gain. I don’t know how it is on the other side but I hope I will be in your neighborhood when I leave this earth.
I will offer prayers for comfort to your family. I know you will be greatly missed.
What a shock to hear you got to go home already! I enjoyed our long distance friendship, Pam, and all those fun Precept trips we had together. Thank you for encouraging me to lead studies. It was because of you that I finally took the plunge into leading rather than just attending Bible studies. You helped me grow so much in my faith! I look forward to seeing you again, sweet sister in the Lord. I can only imagine what you are seeing right now and I can’t wait to join you! This life is but a breath so I will see you soon! Save a spot by the Keurig for me so that we can catch up. My sympathies to your Bob, Andrea, Mark, Kendall and sweet granddaughter Teanna. They will be in my prayers.
Dear friend I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love, guidance, support, and encouragment you have given me . This sorrow is not new to me as you know but the idea of your light no longer shinning is hard to overcome. Through you and Bob I was able to find my understanding of faith and for that i am deeply grateful for. You help me more than I ever let you know. A simply Thank You is not enough. I can picture you, mom, n pop at a kitchen table drinking coffee and enjoying each others company and that is what I will hold too to help ease the sorrow. You were the best sister in law anyone could ask for. Bob, Andrea, Teanna, Mark n Kendell you will be in my thoughts and prayers for comfort n strength. Rest in Peace Pam and give mom n pop a big hug for me.
Simple words somehow just doesn’t do Pam justice for the way she impacted my life. Pam was my ladies Bible study teacher and because she had such a deep and sincere love of God and His word she passed that on to me. She had a passion and patience beyond words . We became friends and sisters in Christ. For all who knew Pam knew she was a small woman but had a heart of a giant, always thought about others before herself. I love you Pam and you will be greatly missed every day. Until we meet again my friend.
It took my awhile to put into words what I was going to write here but you know I’ve been talking to you since Saturday morning. You were such an admirable woman. Your faith, your love for your family, your love for your pups. I will cherish that summer when Dad and moved Mommom down and I spent those two weeks with you. You took me to church, cared for for me, cooked for me, you bought me a dog breed book, taught me how you show dogs, and let me practice with your dogs, visiting Andrea at Lawry’s, boat trips, hanging out with Uncle Bob and Markie, and even Uncle Bob and I got some time on the boat where I almost flipped it. But both of your patience was remarkable and your love was even more magical than that. Anyway I am very thankful to have those memories and that is only one of many. I will miss you tremendously. I love you very much. God received one of his angels back. To Uncle Bob, Andrea, Mark, Kendall, and Tt my heat breaks for you guys. I’m so so sorry for the loss of your light. My love and prayers are with you all.
Pam, you have always been such a great friend. I will never forget the fun we had at dog shows, and sitting i my the kitchen, talking dogs and everything else. You could always solve any problem. My heart has a hole in it and my prayers and thoughts are with you family.
Aunt Pam you will be surely missed! I’m so glad Eddie and I got the chance to see you when we did! I hope you rest easy up there with mom mom and pop pop and all your huskies running around up there! Say hi to everyone for me I love you and I hope you rest easy.
I didn’t see Pam very often and always it was at a dog show. We shared a passion for our wonderful Siberian breed. We also shared a political philosophy and enjoyed discussing politics as much as we enjoyed talking dogs. I loved her sharp wit and great insight.
I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My heart goes out to her family. I know she will be deeply missed.
It was my privilege to know Pam and to be her pastor. She was rock solid on doctrine and endeavored to establish other ladies in the faith. She was a servant on numerous projects pitching as one of not above others in servant leadership. Then we were blessed to have her son Mark take our daughters hand in marriage. The friendship already established with Pam Mark and Bob has continued to grow though miles apart. I was privileged to Pastor her dear mother. What a growing testimony for Christ to everyone thar knew her! It was an honor to take part in her homegoing service. I can only imagine the joy and laughter these two ladies enjoy in the presence of our Lord Jesus. Well done good and faithful servant and sister in Christ.
Bob I’m so sorry!!!! I didn’t know and I understand you not saying anything.Pam was such a good friend to all who got to know her.Bless all of you ,prayers going up.
My deepest sympathies to Bob and family. It was a joy getting to know your wonderful family at Northern Neck Baptist. I am both heartbroken and shocked by Pam’s passing, she was a wonderful person to know and I am blessed by the privilege.